Pelargonium
‘Veronica Contreras’

 Pelargonium 'Veronica Contreras'

Photo courtesy of Kelly Kilpatrick

When we saw this bloomiferous “Pansy Faced Pelargonium” winding its way through Restios and Proteas at Strybing, we were sold. It’s plenty bold, but the charm factor is super high! The flowers appear in clusters of 2” wide, rosy plum purple bordered in light lilac blooms and almost completely smother the lemon-scented, evergreen leaves. Shockingly easy to grow – it’s tolerant of low-water, deer, and neglect! The habit can be either shrubby or trailing, depending on how you coach its growth. The plants at Strybing were low and wide growing about 1.5’ high and 2-3’ wide, but if you keep it hedged it can attain shrubbiness!

Claire Woods
Propagator

Sun/Pt.Shade
Low/Avg. Water

Perennial
   USDA Zones 9-10